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, dropped by a syrian air force jet, right on the border, about 10 meters inside syria. but very close, close enough to smash windows from the explosion in the adjacent turkish town and also causing a number of civilians to flee across the border. last thursday some been -- something like 9000 crossed the border. rebels of taken hold of it and now the government is struggling to dislodge them. and the battle goes on. extremely close to turkey. golan heights, the request of the ceasefire line on sunday -- an indication this war is very close to the border, sometimes spills over. but i think in both cases, the israeli case and the turkish case, neither of the two countries is looking to get embroiled in the struggle inside syria. they are watching it very closely. they have responded to things coming across the border in the immediate area, but they are not interested in blowing this up and starting a more general conflict with the syrian armed forces. >> we have also heard that under great arab and western pressure, the new opposition group -- putting aside the differences, the various
where tension is rising after israel and syria exchange fire across their border. in china, it's all change at the top. we have a special report on how the next generation is determined to tread its own path. >> i would like to be a software engineer. >> so you don't want to do the sort of things that your parents did? >> never. >> hello, it's midday here in london, 7:00 in the morning in washington. there's been a new twist to the sex scandal engulfing the american military top brass there. on friday, general david petraeus resigned as boss of the c.i.a. after it was revealed that he had been having an extra marital affair. now general john alan has been drawn into the scandal after what is being called inappropriate communications with a woman also linked to the affair. he has denied any wrong doing, but his application for a top nato job has been put on hold. >> there will be moments like this -- >> another top american commander, another career threatened. this time it's general john allen. he's in charge of u.s. forces in afghanistan, and he was about to be confirmed as the supr
not be such a big difference. >> right, the key issue was the head of many of the imminent issues. like syria. >> yes, syria. syria, most likely will continue to be a central relationship. but this is a current affair that will likely be settled in another way. the problem is that we do not have any new agenda with the united states, we are still digesting the remnants of the cold war. >> sorry that we cannot speak longer. it was good to get your perspective. thank you. much more reaction coming through all the time, that is it from washington, d.c. for now. we have had an extraordinary night, let's remind ourselves of the highlights of this u.s. presidents election. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and campaign also deserve congratulations. >> we will forever be the united states of america. we will continue our journey forward. this is why we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. ♪ >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new yor
-assad again refused to be forced from power. he says he will live and die in syria. in an interview with russian tv the president vowed to stay in the country, saying he was not a puppet of the west. it comes just days after british prime minister david cameron suggested the syrian leader could be allowed safe passage out of the country if it would guarantee an end to the violence. as for the red cross, it says it is struggling to cope with the crisis in syria. the head of the international aid agency said the humanitarian and tuition in the country is only getting worse despite the scope of operation increasing. an unknown number of people not getting the aid that they need. the greek parliament has narrowly approved a new austerity measures to secure the next round of international bailout funds. it means more deeper cuts to pensions and tax rises -- a demonstration outside parliament turned violent as frustration grows at the scale of the cuts being imposed on public-sector workers in particular. hitting a cyclist is every driver's nightmare but of all the cycle as you may wish t
are infiltrating the country from several orders and coming to fight and for jihad against the regime in syria -- infiltrating the country from several borders. it's not easy to control the rebellion on the ground. >> what about the countries we have known in the past that have supported rebel groups? how much control can they exert? how much pressure will come on them? >> there's room for some pressure, but it is not absolute control of these countries, because they belong to small extremist groups coming from different countries and, for jihad, like one group accused of committing the video that we have seen. so there are several groups coming from different places. we cannot ask saudi arabia or qater to be in control of these groups. but there are some efforts exerted in order to put some order. one of them is to unify the opposition under one leadership. >> the chief spokesman for the u.n. human rights commission has said that it's seems this incident is very likely to be a war crime. joining me from geneva is our correspondent. >> i have just been at a briefing where he said that. in resp
of violence this week in syria. government forces have bombarded several cities, and there were clashes on the ground with the group, the free syrian army. damascus was no exception. warplanes have been firing at the eastern suburbs of the city, and artillery shelling on opposition-held areas much the number of civilians killed this week exceeded 500, including women and children. but the free syrian army is also moving closer to the center of the city, trying to gain ground. they had claimed attacks on government strongholds, including a military air force. the government denies those claims, but did accuse terrorist groups of attacks on neighborhoods. neighborhoods were attacked this week. they are inheart by residents loyal to president assad and are predominantly of the minority group. these were the first attacks of sectarian nature. they feel oppression by islamic radical group who the government says are rising in number. these groups, the government says, are paid by conservatives and trying to destabilize the country in its secular nature. so far there hasn't been any political
security council, recently it vetoed a resolution for syria's president to stand down. they've become involved in regional territory disputes with japan and philippines, and as the biggest investors in africa, they have been accused of propping up people. and increasingly competitive relationship growing between the united states and china. making china a key topic of debate in the lead up to this month's u.s. presidential election. >> now, how good profit wise? >> they actually rose about 10%, the company made about $775 million. helped by the fact that they've had a surge in patent traffic with lots of people who came over here to watch the olympic games. what's really interesting is the future. now, their rival is private tiesing 2006, and they made an attempt to get it but they failed. they didn't get the support of the irish government, they didn't have the support of the unions or u.n. regulators, but their boss is confident that this time around things could actually be moving in their direction. this is what he said to us. >> if they apply the same ruling they did when the air
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